Families and Hospitalized Elders with Cancer in China: A Typology of Family Care Actions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154756
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Presentation
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Families and Hospitalized Elders with Cancer in China: A Typology of Family Care Actions
Abstract:
Families and Hospitalized Elders with Cancer in China: A Typology of Family Care Actions
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Li, Hong, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Rochester
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Yuhen Lu, Ding Yue, Ren Hui, Jinfang Zhang, Xiaolei Huang, Li Zhang
Objective: The main purpose of this study was to develop a conceptual framework of family care for hospitalized elders with cancer in Chinese culture. The objective is to derive a typology of family care for hospitalized elders with Cancer in China from perceptions of family caregivers, elderly patients, and nurses. Design: A qualitative design was used to study family care for hospitalized elders. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Purposeful sampling was used and included a total of 21participants including 7 elderly patients, 7 their family caregivers and 7 nurses. Interviews and participate observations were used to study the elderly patients with cancer, their family caregivers and nurses about their experiences and perceptions of family participation in the hospital care for elders at Peking University Cancer Hospital in China in 2001-2002. Qualitative analysis based on Loftland and Loftland’s (1995) approach was used for data analysis. Findings: A typology derived identifies what family caregivers say or do for their hospitalized older relatives with cancer in China. Six major categories of family care actions were identified: (1) psychological and emotional support, (2) food and nutritional care, (3) comfort care, (4) daily activity and safety care, (5) treatment related care, and (6) financial aspect and transitional care. Conclusion: Analysis revealed six categories of caregiving within the concept of family care actions for hospitalized elders with cancer in China. Findings suggested that family participation is helpful to elderly cancer patients, their family caregivers and nurses. Implications. This typology suggests a shift of research in this area from its current focus on family needs to a view of family caregivers as partners with the health care team. By knowing the patterns of family care actions, nurses and health providers will be able to improve the way they work together with families in hospital settings in China. <P> <P> <!--Abstract 12839 modified by 128.151.9.78 on 10-3-2002--></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamilies and Hospitalized Elders with Cancer in China: A Typology of Family Care Actionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154756-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Families and Hospitalized Elders with Cancer in China: A Typology of Family Care Actions</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Li, Hong, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Rochester</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">HongS_Li@urmc.rochester.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yuhen Lu, Ding Yue, Ren Hui, Jinfang Zhang, Xiaolei Huang, Li Zhang</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The main purpose of this study was to develop a conceptual framework of family care for hospitalized elders with cancer in Chinese culture. The objective is to derive a typology of family care for hospitalized elders with Cancer in China from perceptions of family caregivers, elderly patients, and nurses. Design: A qualitative design was used to study family care for hospitalized elders. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Purposeful sampling was used and included a total of 21participants including 7 elderly patients, 7 their family caregivers and 7 nurses. Interviews and participate observations were used to study the elderly patients with cancer, their family caregivers and nurses about their experiences and perceptions of family participation in the hospital care for elders at Peking University Cancer Hospital in China in 2001-2002. Qualitative analysis based on Loftland and Loftland&rsquo;s (1995) approach was used for data analysis. Findings: A typology derived identifies what family caregivers say or do for their hospitalized older relatives with cancer in China. Six major categories of family care actions were identified: (1) psychological and emotional support, (2) food and nutritional care, (3) comfort care, (4) daily activity and safety care, (5) treatment related care, and (6) financial aspect and transitional care. Conclusion: Analysis revealed six categories of caregiving within the concept of family care actions for hospitalized elders with cancer in China. Findings suggested that family participation is helpful to elderly cancer patients, their family caregivers and nurses. Implications. This typology suggests a shift of research in this area from its current focus on family needs to a view of family caregivers as partners with the health care team. By knowing the patterns of family care actions, nurses and health providers will be able to improve the way they work together with families in hospital settings in China. &lt;P&gt; &lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 12839 modified by 128.151.9.78 on 10-3-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:15:10Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:15:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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